Two people dead after Muscatine County house fire

FRUITLAND, Iowa- Two people are dead after a fire in Muscatine.

Just before 7 a.m. on Wednesday, August 14, firefighters said they arrived at a house fire on the 2500 block of Stewart Road.

Upon arrival, heavy fire was found on the north-side of the building. Crews were able to knock down the fire and it was under control in around 30 minutes, officials said. There was smoke damage throughout the home and several rooms of the structure suffered heavy fire damage.

Officials say a cause has not been determined but it does not appear intentional.

There were two deaths but the names have not yet been released.

The Red Cross was requested for assistance.

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